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posted by janrinok on Wednesday March 04 2015, @12:07PM   Printer-friendly
from the one-rule-for-them dept.

The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials. She may have violated federal requirements that officials' correspondence be retained as part of the agency's record.

Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act. "It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business," said attorney Jason R. Baron. A spokesman for Clinton defended her use of the personal email account and said she has been complying with the "letter and spirit of the rules."

 
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  • (Score: 2) by PapayaSF on Thursday March 05 2015, @03:30AM

    by PapayaSF (1183) on Thursday March 05 2015, @03:30AM (#153364)

    It should noted that Hillary is no stranger to "controversies" regarding records. There was the case of the Rose law firm billing records [pbs.org], which were under subpoena but "missing" for two years, only to be found in her residence, with her fingerprints on them (literally). There was also the White House FBI files controversy [wikipedia.org], involving improper access of hundreds of FBI files, including those of many Republicans, by an under-qualified White House employee hired by... well, nobody could recall who hired him.

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